The Filmmakers
The Filmmakers


Richard Taylor, director of his special effects company Weta, has been special effects designer on all of Peter Jackson's feature films including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Frighteners, Heavenly Creatures, Braindead, Meet the Feebles and the television documentary "Forgotten Silver." For the groundbreaking work accomplished by Taylor, his partner Tania Rodger, and their team at Weta, Taylor won two Oscars and two British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards - for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup, and received both BAFTA and Oscar nominations for Costume Design as well as numerous other awards and accolades.

Taylor's feature credits include Heaven, The Ugly, Once Were Warriors, Jack Brown Genius, Tidal Wave, The Tommyknockers and A Bright Shining Lie. For television, Taylor has designed creature and special makeup effects for "Hercules," "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Young Hercules."


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